The following cases are selected examples of unlawful and abusive prosecutions and detentions. DAWN case files include extensive factual information about the background of detainees and comprehensive details regarding their arrest, charges, trial (if any), hearings, witnesses (if any), evidence (if any), sentencing (if any), detention conditions, and family retaliation by the government. Detainees represent a cross-section of society, including not only human rights activists, but also businesspeople, former government officials, and elite members of society.
We include information about the police, intelligence agents, prosecutors, judges, jailers, and other government officials involved in these prosecutions, where available. Our information is gathered primarily from direct communication with the detainee and his/her representatives or associates, but also relies on reports and articles prepared by other organizations and individuals that we deem reliable.
The information provided is intended to provide journalists, researchers, policy experts, and the general public with a comprehensive account of the detainee’s experience in X country’s justice system. We will update case files as new developments emerge.